Bunbury school bounces back

Less than a year after being put in ‘Special Measures’ Bunbury Aldersey Church of England School has been judged ‘Good, with outstanding behaviour’ in its latest Ofsted report.
The school has come out of special measures in record time! It is an outstanding achievement. Leaders and staff of the school are understandably delighted that their hard work and commitment have paid off so rapidly.
The children of the school were praised for their ‘exemplary behaviour’ and ‘outstanding attitude to learning’. Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools, Charles Lowry, noted that;
’Pupils are proud members of the school (who) take pride in the work they are given..…all pupils are making at least the progress expected of them in mathematics, reading and writing, with many doing even better than this.’ He also commented that the children’s attainment ‘has been consistently well above average.’
Headteacher Fiona Todd received praise for ‘uniting the school community behind her vision for improving the school, which focuses on the whole child, spiritually, morally and, socially, culturally and intellectually’. However Mrs Todd insists that it has been a team effort.
She said: “The staff and the senior team have worked extremely hard to ensure that the children of Bunbury Aldersey follow a rich, varied and challenging curriculum. We have been well supported by the parents, community and our Interim Executive Board. It has been a privilege to work with such professional, knowledgeable and committed individuals and we have at all times put the needs and happiness of the children of Bunbury first. We are very proud of the school, particularly our pupils, who behave in an exemplary manner and make great progress in their learning.”
Bunbury Aldersey has been working closely with St Oswald’s Worleston CE Primary during the past year, including sharing a head teacher. This partnership has been so successful that schools are now working together more formally as’ The St Oswald’s Worleston and Bunbury Aldersey Church of England Primary Schools’ Federation’. Jason Lowe, Deputy Headteacher at Tarporley High School will Chair the new Federated Governing Body. Both schools will retain their separate names and identities.